Sunday 22 April 2018

Stephen Gleeson called into Ireland squad as injury list grows

Stephen Gleeson has moved to Ipswich
Stephen Gleeson has moved to Ipswich

Jack O'Toole

Birmingham City midfielder Stephen Gleeson has been called into Martin O'Neill's Ireland squad ahead of the friendly against Iceland on Tuesday.

Gleeson was on standby for the World Cup qualifier against Wales in Dublin on Friday, but will now join the Ireland squad according to Birmingham City's club website.

With Harry Arter, Wes Hoolahan, Liam Kelly and now Seamus Coleman all sidelined, Gleeson has a chance to win his third cap on Tuesday after last playing for Ireland against Bolivia in 2007.

The 28-year-old was an unused substitute in Ireland's pre-Euro 2016 friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia last year, but has started 24 games this season for Birmingham.

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